Optical WDM Network Dynamics: An Analytical Approach with Applications to Robust Network Design

L. Pavel (Canada)


: optical networks, dynamics, stability, robust design.


This paper presents an analytical ap proach for studying dynamics in optical networks. The approach is based on recasting the problem into the general modeling and simulation framework of control theory. General results on the transfer matrix rep resentation for an optical network are developed and particularized to different optical network configura tions. Explicit dependence of channel cross-coupling on different network parameters is shown. Applicabil ity of these theoretical results to handling of sudden network failures, as well as to robust optical network design and management is presented.

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